Why is My Heat Pump Running Constantly?

Your Heat Pump Should Be a Sprinter, not a Marathoner

heat pump service massachusettsIf you find that your heat pump is running constantly, it’s a good idea to get it checked out by an HVAC expert in Bristol, Worcester, Middlesex or Norfolk County. But don’t panic, it might not be a big deal. There are several mundane reasons a heat pump fan could be running continuously. One of the energy experts at TF Complete Heating & Cooling can help you troubleshoot and figure out what is going on. Whatever the reason behind your heat pump working too hard, we can find a solution together.

5 reasons why your heat pump is running constantly

There are a few common reasons homeowners’ heat pumps sometimes act up, including:

  1. Your fan is on the wrong setting. If your fan is set to “on” instead of “auto” mode, it doesn’t know that it is “allowed” to stop running when your home has reached its desired temperature.
  2. Your thermostat wiring is malfunctioning. Sometimes, a thermostat may need a part replaced, and the malfunction is causing the thermostat not to communicate with your heating system properly.
  3. Your relay switch is bad. Replacing a relay switch is an easy fix, but until it is replaced, your blower may not be getting the signals it needs to know when to turn on and off.
  4. Your heat pump condenser is malfunctioning or needs to be reset. If a breaker has blown or your heat pump condenser needs service, this could cause the fan to run continuously.
  5. Baby, it’s cold outside! It may sound silly, but the truth is that heat pumps often run continuously when it’s really cold. When temperatures reach below freezing, the heat pump may need to work continuously to keep up with your desired temperature. Just think about how much effort it takes to warm a Massachusetts home by 40° or more, for 24 hours a day.

Do you need a backup or upgraded heat source, so as not to overtax your heat pump?

Because it gets so cold, some homeowners in our area choose to have a backup heating unit on hand for these times when it gets especially cold. One of our experienced energy experts can go over your options with you and determine whether your current heating system could benefit from backup or an upgrade.

Regular maintenance for your heat pump can prevent problems

Many of the issues with a heat pump can be fixed easily if the problem is caught early, so schedule a heater tune-up now, before it gets too cold. If your heat pump has been running continuously – or running more than you think it should – and the troubleshooting tips above don’t solve your problem, it’s a good idea to have it examined by one of our knowledgeable technicians. Having your heat pump serviced at least on an annual basis can help prevent small problems from getting worse.

Heat pump repair and maintenance you can rely on, COMPLETELY!

No matter what heat pump issue you may be dealing with that is causing your pump or fan to run continuously, reach out to our team and we will get you all squared away.

With flat-rate pricing on all repairs and service vans that are stocked with the most common parts, we are prepared for whatever may come up. It is our policy to let you know about repair fees upfront—before we do the work. When you have a service plan, repairs and general maintenance are easy and stress-free. If you have not enrolled in one yet, sign up today!

Enroll in a TF Complete Heating & Cooling service plan for COMPLETE peace of mind!

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